Nothing is sacred nor safe from the “woke” cultural revolution that celebrates sexual deviance, particularly when it comes to influencing impressionable young minds and many parents are seeing red after Crayola posted images of a disabled transgender model to its Facebook page, presenting the individual as a role model.
On Saturday, the crayon giant posted three images of Julian Gavino, aka the The Disabled Hippie Life Coaching, on Facebook describing Gavino as a “fashion model, writer, and activist who identifies as a transgender man” and was born with a progressive neurological condition. The post further noted that Gavino is “passionate about advocating for his respective communities.”
“Julian is determined to normalize disabled and trans bodies in the fashion world. He works with designers and brands on creating adaptive clothing and stresses the importance of universal design– clothing everyone can wear,” wrote Crayola, adding that Gavino was “Abercrombie’s first disabled/transgender model.”
“Julian says he truly believes you can connect to your soul and others through creativity,” the post reads.
According to Crayola, “He says, ‘You can do it through fashion, art, you can do it through color. Being a creator has allowed me to expand in ways I didn’t think I could. I think my disability kind of forced me into a spot where I had to look at things from a different perspective. When I felt frustrated, I would turn to art. It’s important to have outlets like that. I used to feel embarrassed about using mobility devices. This got me more interested in fashion. I felt out of control with what was happening to my body. So, when I started pushing the boundaries on what I would usually wear. It helped me cope. Now there’s probably nothing I wouldn’t try to wear or have fun with.'”
“This #DisabilityPrideMonth Crayola celebrates Julian and everyone like him for their passion and creativity,” the post said.
One FB respondent who is not a parent wrote, “Kudos to Crayola for being an inclusive brand. I’m a childfree adult who enjoys crayola products, but even if I did have children, I see no problem in this post. If you see it as “inappropriate” to have open discussions with your children about gender diversity, then your ignorance and transphobia are showing. No one said anything about ‘sexual’ content, it’s about him being comfortable to be himself and creatively express himself through art and fashion.”
Another user, added “Just when I thought I couldn’t love Crayon more. You have earned my brand loyalty with your inclusiveness. Keep it going!”
“Our kids don’t need to be pushed through media and this is messed up,” another user wrote. “I support LGBTQ but I don’t support pushing our children in these ways. JUST LET THEM BE KIDS.”
Another said, “I’m disgusted that you would push this on children!!!!! Have you not paid attention to all the companies that have gone woke. Check out Disney’s stock lately? Nobody wants this pushed on children,”
“Really inappropriate content for children. Usually I buy a ton of supplies to donate, this year we will be leaving Crayola out of the donation. Kids don’t need to be taught about sexual preference or changing genders while trying to color,” wrote another.
Twitter users also reacted to the latest example of the corporate queering of America — Caution: Adult Language
— Cassandra MacDonald (@CassandraRules) July 23, 2022
Crayola Has lost me a customer.
Crayola CEO: What does this have to do with crayons?
— Kayla Coleski (@KaylaColgan) July 24, 2022
@Crayola what the hell? I grew up with yall, now yall going all woke transgender freaky with a chain bra, You ruining good memories. Just sell the damn crayons, quit being political. Never buying your colors again. My kids & their classmates are cancelling YOU. Woke=Broke #Buhbye
— eyepoker (@eyepoker2) July 24, 2022
@Crayola you just had one job… colored wax… still fkd that up.
— LeeRoyJenkins® (@NunyaBiznnes) July 24, 2022
You’re groomers @Crayola
— bob (@RobertD1017) July 23, 2022
Go woke go broke. Keep working on Starbucks, Disney, Crayola etc. shut them down. How many of you still go to Starbucks? Can’t give up something even that simple for your country? I often wonder as I see the line at my local Starbucks when there are so many other options.
— Richard Bigo Barnett (@BigoBarnett) July 24, 2022
— Cassandra MacDonald (@CassandraRules) July 23, 2022
I read through the comments. The only people praising Crayola are childless lefties or “moms” with the Ukraine flag 🇺🇦 in their profile pic. Par for the course
— most dangerous bird (@usershown) July 24, 2022
Whether the 137-year-old company that has produced products enjoyed generations of children will pay the price remains to be seen but hard lessons have been learned by other major American corporations that have promoted “woke” ideology and transgenderism and were badly burned for it.
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